Funding for multicultural events in Melton

Two organisations in Melton have been allocated money to help them run their multicultural events from a Multicultural Festivals and Events Program.

The Fijian Community Association Victoria will get $6000 to host their 2024 Fiji Day Multicultural Celebrations, while Vision Hub Australia will receive $5930 to put into their Multicultural Eid and Food Festival.

Melton MP Steve McGhie said investing in these local groups was an important element of celebrating diversity in the area.

“This funding ensures our multicultural and multifaith communities stay connected to their culture, traditions and identity – and can share this with all Victorians,” he said.

The grants are designed to support community organisations to host festivals and events from July 1 to December 31.

Multicultural Affairs Minister Ingrid Stitt said the state government was committed to providing opportunities to a range of organisations.

“Ensuring Victoria’s diverse communities have every opportunity to celebrate their culture is key to strengthening social connection, inviting all Victorians to learn about and embrace different cultures,” she said.

“This funding is all about supporting multicultural communities, and fostering a diverse and inclusive society where everyone is celebrated and feels welcome.”

More than 240 organisations will share $1.8 million from the program and the Regional Multicultural Festivals and Events Fund.